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Tokyo 2020: women’s team

Was it ever in doubt? It was never in doubt. In the United Kingdom at least, shortly before the Olympics started the bookmakers were quoting odds of 4/5 that Korea would win the women’s team title, which now looks almost

Tokyo 2020: mixed feelings

With the world’s sports press mostly stuck by government edict in Tokyo hotel rooms, there was a clear sense of relief when Friday eventually rolled around and competition started; the fears that the whole thing would somehow fall to pieces never

GBR Olympic archery team – what’s on your bow?

James Woodgate Riser: Wiawis ATF-X. “It’s a good, solid, all-round riser I feel I can trust. I love the limb alignment adjustability – much better than shims.” Limbs: Wiawis MXT-10s in long; 42lb, drawing 47lb on the fingers. Sight: Axcel

Tokyo 2020: it begins

Bow reports from Koto City. Tomorrow morning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin; the most beleaguered Olympics in living memory. Beseiged on all sides by coronavirus and a raft of associated issues, it has survived and emerged a year

Archery clothing – looking back at London 2012

Specialist archery clothing? Bow looks at an almost brilliant idea from London 2012 It’s a curious fact that while archery bows and bow accessories have continually improved in myriad ways for decades – even if a lot of improvements in

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Tokyo 2020: it begins

Bow reports from Koto City. Tomorrow morning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin; the most beleaguered Olympics in living memory. Beseiged on all sides by coronavirus and a raft of associated issues, it has survived and emerged a year

Tokyo 2020: no live archery on the BBC?

UK archery fans hoping to watch the live action from Yumenoshima Park free-to-air may be disappointed. In recent years, Olympics fans have got used to having the choice of all available sports live on the ‘red button’ via digital services.

I Made This – RCore

Part 1 of a new series on independent archery businesses. This week, we meet up with Aris Korbetis of RCore.  RCore designs and produces custom aftermarket grips for recurve risers, tailored to each customer’s needs. There are four main designs

COVID-19: What now for archery?

Bow looks at the effects of the pandemic on the sport. One of the more durable cliches in the media over the past three months has been stating that we are living in ‘unprecedented times’. It may be a cliche,

Sponsorship and draw weights: Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Question I have read a number of other pieces on reversals but none mention bow poundage/ draw weight. If draw weight is mentioned, they just say increase draw weight but

Reviews

Tec-HRO Recurvetrainer review

Arne Metzlaff takes a look at a new implementation of the indoor trainer In the second lockdown, German company TEC-HRO launched the beta version of their training device, designed to allow normal shooting without having to shoot an arrow into

Best gear for barebow archery

Everything you need for ‘the true path‘. We compiled a ‘best of the best’ a few issues ago for recurve and compound. Needless to say, for our barebow issue (number 151), you can probably guess what we’re going to tackle.

Zerofit Base Layers review

Bow looks at some Japanese technology to keep you shooting when the temperature drops. A base layer is designed to be the piece of clothing closest to your skin and should keep warmth in and wick away sweat. Bow recommended

X Sight Performance Eyewear review

Duncan Busby gets an eyeful of the shooting glasses specialist’s latest innovation. Few archers have perfect vision and luckily it’s not needed to shoot well; as long as your aim is consistent and unobstructed you can knock out the 10s

Online Archery Academy review

Mark Brown takes a look at an online course for recurve beginners. So you’re stuck at home dreaming about taking up archery, waiting for the clubs near you to reopen so you can start learning how to shoot, and take

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